Selling a closely-held business? Time to understand what impact the current economy has on value

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July 15, 2009
by Karen Monfre, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFF

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Karen Monfre Karen Monfre, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFF
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The current economic environment has had a devastating impact on the stock market over the past year with a 45% decrease in value from March 2008 to March 2009. The stock market, which consists of similar companies to many closely-held businesses is often considered a proxy for change in value or private companies. Does that mean the value of closely-held businesses decreases 45% in one year? Not necessarily.


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